The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short Game

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Lesson 1: Pitching

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The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short Game -- Lesson 1: Pitching
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OVERVIEW

Whether you’re a long hitter or a short hitter, you need to be able to pitch the ball with accuracy to shoot good scores. Controlling distance is the goal, and that comes from picking the right club and using the right technique. In this video, David Leadbetter demonstrates his pitching keys. They’re sure to help you stick it close with your wedges.

SWING THOUGHTS

On long pitches, take a slightly open stance and center the ball
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When pitching, favor your front foot, and set your hands forward
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To control pitches, rotate your body back and through the same amount
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On short pitches, take a narrow stance, and center the ball
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Keep your weight on your front side for pitch shots
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For short pitches, grip down on the club for extra control
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In pitching, vary distance by changing clubs and adjusting your setup
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The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short Game -- Lesson 2: Bunker Play
2Lesson 2: Bunker Play
  • The basics of confident bunker play
  • Taking the right amount of sand every time
  • One misconception every golfer believes
  • The adjustment that helps with any tough lie

The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short Game

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Lesson 1: Pitching
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Lesson 2: Bunker Play
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Lesson 3: Chipping
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Lesson 4: Putting
The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short GameINDEX
The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short Game -- Lesson 1: Pitching
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Lesson 1: Pitching
  • Mastering the art of distance control
  • Three setup keys you have to get right
  • Better pitching with a single swing thought
  • Why rhythm equals consistency
The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short Game -- Lesson 2: Bunker Play
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Lesson 2: Bunker Play
  • The basics of confident bunker play
  • Taking the right amount of sand every time
  • One misconception every golfer believes
  • The adjustment that helps with any tough lie
The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short Game -- Lesson 3: Chipping
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Lesson 3: Chipping
  • A step-by-step routine for consistent strikes
  • The importance of visualization
  • Why two favorite clubs are better than one
  • A grip to help eliminate flipping your wrists
The David Leadbetter Essentials: Short Game -- Lesson 4: Putting
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Lesson 4: Putting
  • Getting comfortable over your putts
  • Rethinking how you move the putter
  • Use bigger muscles for better feel
  • How to develop a repeatable stroke